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Pouring layers of concrete like rows of toothpaste, an industrial-sized 3D printer this week continued adding a second floor to a Houston home that will be the first multistory printed structure in the United States.
Metal inert gas (MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding have their advantages and disadvantages, but how do you pick the process that's right for your next manufacturing or repair project?
New Image Recognition Technique for Intuitive Understanding in Class of the Dynamic Response of High-Rise Buildings
Most conventional educational structural health monitoring systems use sensors to determine the dynamic response of the structure. The proposed tool is based on a radically different approach based on low-cost image processing.
Three Cambridge engineers, Dr Cyrille Dunant, Dr Pippa Horton and Professor Julian Allwood, have filed a patent and been awarded new research funding for their invention of the world’s first ever zero-emissions cement.
In this episode, we talk about how a novel approach for wind turbine design could alleviate the supply chain bottleneck while maintaining or increasing energy output followed by the initiatives to reduce construction related emissions while focusing on increasing structural longevity.
To be more sustainable, the construction industry needs reliable service-life predictions for structures. Ueli Angst calls for a paradigm shift in forecasting the durability of reinforced concrete.
Article #5 of our Industrial IoT Revolution Series: The most successful device designs for connected construction use components that ensure reliable communications with people and machinery.
It’s a common problem – how do you maximise the functionality of a small space to incorporate both home and work life? ‘Moveable walls’ that open up, or section off space, can provide a dedicated work from home space – even in small apartments.
A smart building uses technology to obtain data. The data is then used to enable automatic, efficient, and economical use of resources while maintaining a safe and pleasant environment for occupants.
Concrete is the world’s most widely consumed material after water, and its production contributes to more than 7% of global CO2 emissions. Achieving global ambitions to limit warming to 1.5ºC will require significant change across the construction sector – not least in how we use concrete.
EPFL researchers have built a footbridge prototype using reinforced-concrete blocks from walls of a building being renovated. The blocks were cut into individual pieces on site and assembled into a prestressed arch.
A lifecycle assessment of four building types in Greenland shows potential for greater sustainability when renovating existing buildings made of concrete.
In this episode, we talk about the research effort aiming to understand how concrete cures in space and how the James Webb telescope will provide insight regarding the origins of our universe.
Concrete is a promising material for building structures on the moon or even Mars due to its strength, quick forming and ability to be made with ingredients already existing in those remote places.